: Each any everyone of the answers below just
: reinforces my decision not to return to the
: UK to live.
: Getting sick there while on holiday is a
: nightmare enough. Last time I was in the UK
: I fell and damaged my back and broke a rib
: and was taken to A&E in severe pain. A&E
: itself was overflowing with what seemed like
: 100s of people and I had 6.5hr wait more or
: less immobile on a solid metal wheelchair
: (luxshuree). The staff were complete overrun
: are just unable to cope with the sheer
: weight of numbers.
: One guy let it be known he was in there
: because he'd run out of gout pills! Most
: were in there because it is quicker than
: trying to see a GP!
: The system, such that it is, doesn't work
: (efficiently) anymore.
: We may pay a minor fortune per month here
: (DE) but access is same-day, more or less
: immediate. That also applies to many
: specialists if we need them.
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: I just tried to book an advance appointment
: for my 7 year old son at our local practice
: and was told it is no longer possible to get
: advance appointments and you have to call on
: the day to get a same day time.
: The lady on the phone told me this is now
: the way it works. I admit none of us have
: been to the docs for over a year but I canít
: find reference to this on the NHS website -
: is this really the way it now works?
: Obviously this also makes it super hard to
: see the GP of your choice......